Last updated: April 7, 2016
SERVICES AND THIRD-PARTY TERMS
Upon a Squarespace user’s request, Squarespace may register an internet domain name or renew an existing internet domain name (collectively, the "Domain Name") on behalf of the user, with a registrar selected by Squarespace (the "Registrar"). Currently, the Registrar for the Services is Tucows Inc., and all registrations and renewals are subject to the Tucows Terms and Conditions.
Squarespace is permitted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN") and certain domain name registries to register Domain Names on your behalf, on condition that you to agree to those registries’ additional terms and conditions. Because Tucows is our current registrar, the applicable additional terms and conditions are currently listed in the "OpenSRS Registrant Agreement - Exhibit A” (“Third-Party Terms”). The Third-Party terms are part of this Agreement. In the event that this Agreement is inconsistent with any provision of the Third-Party Terms, the Third-Party Terms shall prevail.
TERM, RENEWAL, AND TERMINATION
This Agreement is effective for an initial term of twelve (12) months. Following the initial term, this Agreement will automatically and continuously renew for subsequent twelve (12) month terms until you or Squarespace terminates the Agreement.
You may terminate this Agreement at any time by contacting our customer support team at support.squarespace.com, or by canceling the Services as set forth here: https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205810508. If you terminate this Agreement, you will not receive a refund for any fees already paid, provided that if you cancel a purchased Domain Name within the first five (5) calendar days following purchase, Squarespace may provide a full refund.
Squarespace may terminate this Agreement for convenience at any time by giving you thirty (30) days' notice via email to your registered email address. In addition, Squarespace may immediately, without notice, terminate this Agreement if (i) you have materially breached the Agreement, (ii) you have provided inaccurate, fraudulent, outdated, or incomplete information to Squarespace during registration or at any time thereafter, (iii) you have violated applicable laws, regulations, or third party rights, or (iv) Squarespace believes in good faith that such action is reasonably necessary to protect the safety or property of other Squarespace members third parties, for fraud prevention, risk assessment, security, or investigation purposes. If Squarespace terminates this Agreement, Squarespace may, in its sole discretion, refund any unused portion of your subscription fee, and if applicable, assist you in transferring your Domain Name to another registrar.
Squarespace may provide one (1) free Domain Name for select TLDs for up to one year, with a new purchase of an annual or bi-annual subscription plan. In order to ensure uninterrupted service, you will be charged continuous auto-renewal payments for your free Domain Name fifteen (15) calendar days before your free registration period expires (even if that date differs from your Squarespace website subscription renewal date). You may cancel your subscription or disable auto-renewal at any time from your Billing Panel, or by contacting Customer Care at support.squarespace.com. This free Domain Name offer is not valid on renewals or transfers. You may not transfer a free Domain Name for the first sixty (60) days following registration.
The initial registration term for a purchased Domain Name is twelve (12) months. In order to ensure uninterrupted service, you will be charged continuous auto-renewal payments for your purchased Domain Name fifteen (15) calendar days before your domain expires (even if that date differs from your Squarespace website subscription renewal date). You may cancel your subscription or disable auto-renewal at any time from your Billing Panel, or by contacting Customer Care at support.squarespace.com. If you cancel a purchased Domain Name within the first five (5) calendar days following purchase, Squarespace may provide a full refund. Squarespace does not offer refunds after five (5) days. We also do not offer refunds for domain renewal purchases. You may transfer a purchased domain to another domain provider, though you won’t be eligible for a refund of registration fees paid to Squarespace for transferred domains. You may not transfer a purchased Domain Name for the first sixty (60) days following registration.
BILLING & CONTACT INFORMATION
You are required to maintain accurate and current billing information and contact information (including contact information for all contacts in each field of your Domain Name registration record) for your account. Contact information includes your full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and organization name (if applicable). Failure to comply with these requirements may result in cancellation of your account.
Your right and title to your Domain Name commences at the time of your registration, and remains valid for the paid (or free, if applicable) term. If you do not pay any required registration fees within fifteen (15) days of the due date, we may terminate your account and this Agreement.
RECOVERING A DOMAIN NAME AFTER EXPIRATION
In certain cases, we may be able to recover a Domain Name after it has expired, though in many cases this will not be possible. Squarespace has the sole discretion to determine whether a Domain Name can be renewed post-expiration. If you forfeit a Domain Name for non-payment, Squarespace has the right, in its sole discretion, to (a) register and use the Domain Name for its own purposes; (b) sell or transfer the Domain Name to a third-party; or (c) delete the Domain Name and allow any new registrant anywhere in the world to register the Domain Name anew. Further, you agree that Squarespace may charge the credit card you have on file with Squarespace to recover any amounts outstanding on your account.
LEGAL DISPUTES & INDEMNITY
Domain Name registrations may become the subject of legal disputes. You agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Squarespace and its licensors, suppliers, officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and assigns (collectively "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all liability, loss, claim, damages, expense, or costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees), incurred by or made against the Indemnified Parties, in connection with any claim arising from or related to (1) your registration of any Domain Name, and (2) your use of the Services.
If Squarespace is notified that a complaint has been filed with any judicial or administrative body regarding your Domain Name, Squarespace may, at its sole discretion, (a) suspend your ability to use, make modifications to, or transfer your registration records, and (b) deposit control of your registration record with the appropriate judicial entity by supplying a registrar certificate from us.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
In addition to the Limitation of Liability and Exclusive Remedy provisions set forth in our Terms of Service, you agree that Squarespace and its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, and assigns, ICANN, and the applicable registries, shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from the use or inability to use any of the Services or for the cost of procurement of substitute services. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states, our liability is limited to the extent permitted by law.
REGISTRANT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE 2009 REGISTRAR ACCREDITATION AGREEMENT